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Old 08-24-2010, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default What type of Cruiser for a new guy?

Hey guys and gals,
So I am looking into getting a cruiser, but really new to the whole motorcycle section. Looking for something with power, for long distance trips, but also to get me to work. So mpg is top priority. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:06 AM   #2
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You realize, of course, that you have competing desires here. Power and MPG. That being said, there's really no bad choices if you stay away from 250cc bikes, or 1800cc monsters. Anything from a 650 to a 1000 cc cruiser will offer decent power, decent MPG, and will be comfortable on the highway. How about a Harley 883 Sportster? Not many bikes cooler than a Sporty, and they get great gas mileage.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:26 AM   #3
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Gotta give us more to go on. Age, height, weight, if you took or are signed up for the MSF, the area you live in, is it a toy or a commuting tool. Work with us.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:20 AM   #4
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Gotta give us more to go on. Age, height, weight, if you took or are signed up for the MSF, the area you live in, is it a toy or a commuting tool. Work with us.
Sorry,
20, 5'9 and 160. Its going to be for commuting, but also I want to take it for a couple long distance trips as well. I want to have one to get me to work and back, its about a 15km ride one way, with no highway driving. However I want to be taking it out on trips to cottage or longer distance journeys across the states and Canada. Hope this added info helps.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:23 AM   #5
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There's a nice Triumph in Savannah...
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:55 AM   #6
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Look for a 2 yo Triumph Bonneville T-100. That'll keep you square and happy for at least 3 yrs or better.
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